County was formed from the southern
portion of Cass County on February 8,
1860. Jefferson, the county seat, founded
in the early 1840s, rapidly developed a
booming river trade with New Orleans, due
to a large natural log-jam that formed a
series of navigable lakes and bayous in
the river valleys of Marion County.
Jefferson quickly became the favored
inland Texas port for the deposit and
transport of North Texas agricultural
produce. Thus, Marion County became the
commercial conduit for frontier Texas and
did not relinquish this position until
the establishment of transcontinental
rail links that bypassed its wharves in
Marion county was named for
Francis Marion, the legendary "Swamp Fox."
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